NEWS

The competition has been running since 1961 making this years competition the 50th anniversary of that first eventThe Magic Circle's Young Magician of the Year, originally devised by Derrick Speight, has been running since 1961 making this years competition the 50th anniversary of that first event; the competition that started Johnny Hart on the path to magical fame. 

This year, eleven young magicians from across the country will be competing in the preliminary heats on Sunday 8th May for a coveted place in the Final - taking place on Sunday 31st July, at the headquarters of the Magic Circle in the Centre for the Magic Arts, Stephenson Way, London.

Fittingly, the Final will be compered by a former Young Magician of the Year - Richard Cadell - and tickets will be available from the Centre box office from16th May onwards, (0207 387 2222). Tickets for the afternoon show will be £8 and those for the evening competition £16  - book early to avoid disappointment!